Severe thunderstorm drops 'golf-ball sized' hail and downs trees in Windsor-Essex

A severe thunderstorm hit parts of Southern Ontario Wednesday evening leaving downed trees and power lines.

No reports of a tornado touching down in the region, says Environment Canada

A severe thunderstorm rolled through Windsor Wednesday evening leaving downed trees in its wake. (Simon Rice/CBC)

A severe thunderstorm dropped "golf-ball sized" hail and brought large wind gusts with heavy rain to Windsor-Essex. 

Despite the severe weather, there were no reports of a tornado, said Environment Canada warning preparedness meteorologist Peter Kimbell. 

On Wednesday evening, parts of southern Ontario endured extreme weather conditions, with Windsor experiencing the peak between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Kimbell said. 

The storm left fallen trees and downed power lines in its wake. 

      1 of 0

      Windsor's chief fire prevention officer John Lee said his team responded to 33 storm-related calls concentrated in the west end, downtown and south Windsor. 

      Here's some of the damage and hail spotted by locals: 


      To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

      By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.